Pediatric Physical Therapy
At Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, we work with children ages 5-18 to ensure the best quality of care for each child. We work with children who are facing developmental delays, and have challenges meeting their milestones, making it difficult for them to interact, learn, explore and play.
We also create a fun exercise environment where a child can rehab their injury and learn exercises that they can do at home so that they can get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible, while also learning ways to prevent future injuries. If you believe your child would benefit from therapy, request an appointment at Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today.
What is Pediatric Therapy ?
From birth, children are eager to play, explore and learn. They learn to explore and interact with their surroundings through rolling, crawling, walking, running and jumping…all through play. It’s the playing that prepares them for adulthood.
Therapy is recommended for children who are not meeting their milestones, as well as children who are experiencing physical challenges due to a condition or injury affecting their musculoskeletal system.
Our goal is to help you and your child live their best life, participate in family routines, play and grow like you would want them to and get them ready for anything.
When does Therapy help?
Your child can benefit from physical therapy for a variety of reasons, such as:
- My child is 3 months but is not able to hold his or her head
- My 3-month-old child tilts her head to the left. At first, I thought it was cute, now I’m concerned that she’s not able to look in other directions and she’s getting a flat head.
- My child is 6 months and is not rolling over
- My child is 9 months but is still not sitting or crawling yet
- My child is a year old but is still not standing yet
- My child is 18 months but is not walking yet
- My child is clumsy and falls often
- My child is not able to keep up with his or her peers at the playground
- Our son just got diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Who can help him?
- Our child has a diagnosis of Down’ Syndrome.
How can Therapy help?
Early identification and treatment of movement disorders in children can help children reach an optimal level of functioning at home, at school and in the community. We work with the child’s support system of parents, caregivers and others to encourage children to function independently in their own environment.
When your child is not meeting their developmental milestones or receives a diagnosis with long term implications, Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists can partner with you in helping you achieve their milestones through therapy and home programming, one step at a time.
Our Pediatric Therapy services can help with the following:
- Developmental delay and abnormal movement patterns
- Medical conditions related to prematurity
- Orthopedic problems including pain, fracture, dislocation and muscle tightness or weakness
- Congenital anomalies related to conditions such as Down Syndrome
- Neurologic disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida or muscular dystrophy
Our therapy services include evaluation and treatment of movement disorders that may cause difficulties with gross motor and functional skills. Our physical therapists specialize in using exercises and therapeutic play to address movement, coordination, balance, strength, flexibility or endurance issues. For more information, Contact us at Midland & Coleman, MI centers.